Is This the Right Lens For You?
These lenses were created by Canon as a group of ‘normal prime lenses’ with the same focal length. They have an ‘Electro Focus’ (EF) mount and can be fixed on any Canon EOS DSLR camera. There are at least six different EF lenses developed in this category, within a very diverse price range. The cheapest of the lot is the Canon 50mm EF 1.8 II lens.
So, what are the advantages of using a 50mm Canon 1.8 lens in your DSLR camera? The three major points in favor of this type of lens are:
- Its ability to match the field of view as seen by the human eye
- Its proficiency in turning a 50mm focal length into an 80mm field of view
- Its compact and lightweight nature
- Its affordability factor
So, Where Can You Get the Best Deals on a 50mm Canon EF 1.8 II Lens?
There are several stores like B&H and Adorama where you can get decent deals on this lens. Some others offer discounts or have comparatively lower prices. You need to find these stores (from the thousands of stores online), compare them individually, and then handpick the one store that will give you the best deal.